Tom McKenna’s Conquest Mo Money has been ruled out of the Woody Stephens at Belmont Park next weekend, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old Uncle Mo colt was originally under consideration for the Belmont Stakes, but was reassigned to the Woody Stephens with the belief that the seven-furlong distance would be more suitable to his ability. After a three-furlong workout in :36.20 at Fair Hill Training Center on Friday morning, Conquest Mo Money was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury.
“When he came out for a pick of grass this afternoon he was not 100 percent,” said Tres Abbott, who had been overseeing the colt’s training at Fair Hill. “He will head back to New Mexico where he will be further evaluated by the McKennas’ veterinarian.”
An $ 8,500 purchase at the Keeneland November sale, Conquest Mo Money made noise at Sunland Park when he won the Mine That Bird Stakes, then finished second in the Sunland Derby. The colt followed up that effort with a close second in the Arkansas Derby to Classic Empire, then ran seventh in the Preakness Stakes.
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